International Festival Entry Form

National Festival Entry Form

The competition will be adjudicated by a jury of national & international repute, the rules and categories for all sections are below.

Entry forms for all competition categories and payment of entry fees must be made by 15th February 2023 - links are available above - on submission you will be taken to a paypal page for payment.

Candidates are required to record their performance as a single continuous video. (Except of Ensemble) Please upload the video to Youtube and mark as UNLISTED. The youtube link / video must be sent by 1st March 2023 by email to ray.annabodell@gmail.com Link available above re video uploading.

The videos will then be forwarded to the jury members. The  videos will be judged by National and International jury using the BCA’s marking criteria giving each performance a mark out of 100.
Each jury member will submit their marks to the BCA and the result calculated & published for all categories on 25th March 2023.

All contestants will be awarded a 3rd International & National BCA Diploma’s.

The BCA reserves the right to publish any videos online at any time after the announcement of the results.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Classical Categories

A.   SENIOR Solo
£35.00
Own choice consisting of at least 2 preferably 3 pieces eg. 1 from the Baroque era, I of a slower lyrical style & I of a technical virtuostic style – at least 1 piece must be original for Accordion. Maximum 20 minutes playing time.
B.   JUNIOR Solo (18 years & under) (born 1st March 2004 or later)
£30.00
Own choice consisting of at least 2 pieces of different style and character. Maximum 15 minutes playing time.
C.  15 years & under (born 1st March 2007 or later)
£25.00
Own choice consisting of at least 2 pieces of different style and character.
Maximum 10 minutes playing time.
D.   12 years & under (born 1st March 2010 or later)
£20.00
Own choice consisting of 2 pieces of different style and character.
Maximum 8 minutes playing time. 
E.   9 years & under (born 1st March 2013 or later)
£15.00
Own Choice - Maximum 4 minutes playing time.
 

Traditional / Variety Categories

F.  SENIOR Solo
£35.00
Own choice consisting of at least 2 pieces of different style and character.
Maximum 12 minutes playing time.
G.  JUNIOR (18 & Under) (born 1st March 2004 or later)
£30.00
Own choice consisting of at least 2 pieces of different style and character.
Maximum 10 minutes playing time
H.  15 years & under (born 1st March 2007 or later)
£25.00
Own choice consisting of at least 2 pieces of different style and character.
Maximum 8 minutes playing time
I.  12 years & under (born 1st March 2010 or later)
£20.00
Own choice consisting of 2 pieces of different style and character.
Maximum 6 minutes playing time
J.  9 years & under (born 1st March 2013 or later)
£15.00
Own Choice - Maximum 4 minutes playing time.
 

Adults

K. ADULTS
(This category will be split into Amateur and Advanced as needed)
Own choice - Maximum 6 minutes playing time

£30.00

Ensemble

Open to Ensembles including at least 1 accordion (Max no of players 6)
L.  SENIOR
£35.00
Own choice Programme consisting of different style and character.
Maximum 20 minutes playing time.
M.  JUNIOR (members born 1st March 2004 or later)
£25.00

Own choice Programme consisting of different style and character.
Maximum 10 minutes playing time.

International Festival Entry Form

Instructions for Video Uploads for the BCA Anniversary Festival 2023

 

NATIONAL GRADED COMPETITION

Open to all UK Accordionists
 
Intro - Grade 4
£10.00
Grade 5 - Grade 8
£15.00

A category exists for EACH OF THE 12 Examinations grades (Introductory A - Grade 8 Final)
A written report on each Programme will be given by the Jury members and sent to each individual candidate.

Own Choice – 2 pieces of the grade entered being selected by the candidate - these DO NOT have to be BCA Examination pieces..

National Festival Entry Form

Instructions for Video Uploads for the BCA Anniversary Festival 2023

Past Festivals

BCA 1st International and National Graded Festival 2021 Results

BCA 2nd International and National Graded Festival 2022 Results